Probably not Spider-Woman's best plan.
Granted, it wasn't actually part of her plan. The Skrulls don't really run on our schedule, as we were reminded in Spider-Woman #3 (by Dennis Hopeless). They kind of just show up and ruin everything whenever they feel like it, contractions be damned.
I'd be kicking too.
You'll never guess what happened.
You probably guessed what happened.
What are we supposed to make of this?
On the one hand: I'm really excited to see a comic exploring the difficulties of being a parent and a superhero. Because that's an important story and parents don't get enough credit for being heroic all on their own, and it's a part of the characters' lives that isn't really addressed (unless it's a panel showing a hero's child at home safe with the wife).
On the other hand: Isn't surprise!labor a little... trite?
A baby is just like a permanent period... wait what?
To me, this just seems like another version of the same old story. Women are held back because women are inherently flawed, men are better equipped to deal with tough things like heroism and real jobs because they're just built better.. ugh. I'd like to be wrong, I'd love to see this comic twist it around and take it in a new direction. But is that what's actually happening here?